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  1. Dang, that vinyl cutter is handy! This is shaping up beautifully! SB
  2. Saw this on Reddit! I love blue leader! The first Bandai X-Wing I built a few years ago was a 1/72 blue leader. There's just something about the white ship and blue markings that I love. And that vinyl cutter looks like a super handy hobby tool! Looking great so far! SB
  3. This looks amazing! Love what you did with the pilot figure! SB
  4. This might sound weird to hear, but this is my grail kit. Problem is, they're really hard to find now! Your mods are looking great! SB
  5. This is looking great! 3D printing is an exercise in patience and learning with every part you print! I need to get back on my Y-Wing. There are too many projects to do! SB
  6. Thank you! The great looking prints can be all attributed to the Elegoo Mars. It's an amazing piece of kit for the money. And for the pictures that I've been posting, I just use Photoshop to make those. Thanks for looking! SB
  7. Still off topic, but I used one of my 1/72 Y-Wings to make an image based on the bombing run from Rogue One: SB
  8. Made another image with my SD. I titled this one: The Might of the Empire. (Y-Wing updates coming soon!) SB
  9. I couldn't resist. Here's another image I made: All Bandai kits. 1/72 for the X-Wings and TIE's. And of course the 1/5000 SD. SB
  10. I got a little side-tracked with a project that's been mocking me since last September. I couldn't decide how to fix the dreaded "smile" so I snipped off all the pegs and carefully glued it from back to front. I ditched the internal white diffusers and used my own lighting. And here's an image I made with it and the 1/72 Falcon and TIE Fighter: Anyway, back onto this Y-Wing! SB
  11. I can't recommend the Mars enough. This thing has been printing day and night for the past month and has been pretty reliable. I've learned a lot on this project, such as greasing the z-axis rod once every few weeks, replacing the FEP, etc... If you keep up with maintaining it properly, you can get really fantastic results. And speaking of which... Success! It's a little wavy towards the top, but nothing a little sanding and elbow grease can't handle. I'm excited to get going on this one! SB
  12. So I had a go at printing the two head pieces as a single combined piece, and came home from work to this: 14 hours down the drain. However, I had never seen a failure like this one before, so I drained the resin vat, and found that there was a tiny pinhole in the FEP! There was cured resin on the surface of the LCD. I was able to gently wear away that resin with some IPA on a tissue, and it appears that there's no damage. Then I replaced my FEP, and restarted the print. Hopefully we'll see a better print in the morning! Although this got me wondering
  13. Thanks for the tip on the flexible resin, @Schwarz-Brot, I'll have to try that in the future. My prints that I printed on the buildplate came out perfectly. They are nice and straight, with no warping whatsoever. But then someone on the RPF mentioned that I should just combine the parts into a single piece to print as a whole. This would save me time gluing/filling/sanding when assembling the parts later, so I tried it over the weekend. Here's a shot of them combined in the slicer: And here's how it came off the printer: (don't mind the fuzzies
  14. Little update. I sliced the wings so that they were angled up at a 22° angle, and then removed the supports before I cured it. When I went to grab the parts, they looked like this: No good! They warped like crazy. I wish this stuff wasn't so brittle once it was cured, because there is absolutely no give without them just snapping in half. So I had the thought, "The rooks that came with the printer printed just fine on the build plate, so why can't these parts just print on the build plate without supports as well?" So I re-sliced the parts, and they're on
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